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September 6, 2021updated 07 Sep 2021 6:30am

World’s ten largest bauxite mines in 2020

By Carmen

Here are the ten largest bauxite mines by production across the world in 2020, according to GlobalData’s mining database.

1. Weipa Mine

The Weipa Mine is a surface mine situated in Queensland, Australia. Owned by Rio Tinto, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 35.009 mtpa of bauxite in 2020. The mine will operate until 2058.

2. Huntly Mine

Located in Western Australia, Australia, the Huntly Mine is owned by Alcoa. The surface mine produced an estimated 25.133 mtpa of bauxite in 2020. The mine will operate until 2044.

3. Boddington Bauxite Mine

The Boddington Bauxite Mine is a surface mine located in Western Australia, Australia. Owned by South32, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 18.325 mtpa of bauxite in 2020. The mine will operate until 2034.

4. Sangaredi Mine

Owned by Government Of Guinea, the Sangaredi Mine is a surface mine situated in Boke, Republic of Guinea. The brownfield mine produced an estimated 16.506 mtpa of bauxite in 2020. The expected mine closure date is 2038.

5. Gove Mine

The Gove Mine is a surface mine situated in Northern Territory, Australia. Owned by Rio Tinto, the brownfield mine produced an estimated 12.299 mtpa of bauxite in 2020. The mine is expected to operate until 2030.

6. MRN Mine

The MRN Mine is a surface mine situated in Para, Brazil. Owned by Vale, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 11.629 mtpa of bauxite in 2020. The mine will operate until 2026.

7. Willowdale Mine

Located in Western Australia, Australia, the Willowdale Mine is owned by Alcoa. The surface mine produced an estimated 9.667 mtpa of bauxite in 2020. The mine will operate until 2044.

8. GAC Mine

The GAC Mine is a surface mine located in Boke, Republic of Guinea. Owned by Emirates Global Aluminium, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 8.4 mtpa of bauxite in 2020. The mine will operate until 2039.

9. Boffa Bauxite Mine

Owned by Aluminum Corporation of China, the Boffa Bauxite Mine is a surface mine situated in Boke, Republic of Guinea. The greenfield mine produced an estimated 8.062 mtpa of bauxite in 2020.

10. Paragominas Mine

The Paragominas Mine is a surface mine situated in Para, Brazil. Owned by Norsk Hydro, the greenfield mine produced an estimated 6.998 mtpa of bauxite in 2020. The mine is expected to operate until 2041.

Methodology: This information is drawn from GlobalData’s mines and projects database, which tracks all operating and developing mines and projects globally. Verdict’s parent company GlobalData provides business information to 4,000 of the world’s largest companies.

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